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El Paso, TX
A 16-year-old male asked:

After mcl surgery , can i sprain my lcl by putting a lot of weight after i can start walking?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 17 years experience
Unlikely: The lcl would be strained by putting an abnormal force against the medial part of the knee. This is unlikely to happen while walking. It is always a good idea, especially if you are uneasy, to have a brief course of physical therapy after surgery to help build up the surrounding and core musculature.
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